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WASHINGTON, DC — The Independent Women’s Forum rejects recent statements by radical feminist organizations like the Feminist Majority Foundation demanding that the president appoint another woman to succeed Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

“The notion that gender should be the primary consideration in looking at potential nominees is absurd,” IWF senior vice president Michelle D. Bernard stated. “The president should be looking at the most qualified candidates, male or female.”

Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, was quoted in yesterday’s New York Times as saying, “We’re asking for another woman. We should have at least four. We should not be allowed to go back to one. The era of tokenism is over.”

“The United States is not a gynocracy,” said Bernard. “The idea that men are incapable of serving women’s interests and that any male successor would signal a step back for women’s rights is outrageous. Sadly, these groups have shown time and time again their willingness to resort such histrionics.”